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MONDAY, MARCH 16 at 2:09 PM


To protect our most vulnerable patients, our staff and prevent the further spread of the illness, we have temporarily implemented visitor restrictions. The visitor restrictions began on March 12, 2020 and will remain in place until flu season is over and the COVID 19 has decreased.

If you are not a patient or a parent/guardian to a pediatric patient you are not allowed into Olivia Hospital & Clinics (including Big Stone Therapy). 

We ask that anyone meeting one or more of the following criteria to please refrain from visiting RCHC:

  • Anyone experiencing cold- or flu-like symptoms (enforced year-round).
  • Anyone who has been recently exposed to a communicable disease (enforced year-round).
  • Anyone under age five (enhanced restriction during flu season).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Hospital Association, recommend limiting children under five as an added precaution during the flu season. Influenza is spread through droplets in the air and on people’s hands. It is difficult for children under the age of five to adequately cover their cough and wash their hands appropriately.

Our hospital providers and staff may screen visitors who appear to be ill. If a visitor is displaying symptoms, our providers may offer respiratory masks or ask the visitor to postpone his or her visit.

Help us reduce the flu risk by:

  • Getting a flu vaccine; vaccination remains the best protection.
  • Practicing basic hand hygiene, including hand sanitizing and hand washing.
  • Sanitizing and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces on a regular basis.
  • Staying home if the following symptoms are present: fever (temperature greater than 100 degrees), chills, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, and fatigue.

Influenza symptoms come on quickly in the form of fever, dry cough, sore throat, headache, extreme tiredness, stuffed-up nose, and body aches. These symptoms can be severe.


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